Los Angeles native Cairo Gold is the definition of a hustler. From riding motorcycles to selling marijuana to now claiming her spot in the pop/R&B realm, the young songstress is here to tell her story. Cairo recently released her debut single, “Torture,” which sees her flexing her vocals over an 808-infused beat. With lyrics focusing on the pleasure and pain of love, listeners can’t help but tune in. While residing near Venice Beach in 2012, Cairo picked up the guitar, and she’s been holding it ever since. Inspired by the likes of Led Zeppelin, Tupac and Biggie, and even literature by Michael Newton and Paulo Coelho, she began writing her own songs during a period of being “beaten down by life and feeling the need for musical self-expression.” With her new EP on the horizon, Cairo looks forward to showing her city what she’s capable of.